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SCOTT WEILAND Working On Second Solo Album

According to The Pulse of Radio, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and former VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland told satellite shock jock Howard Stern on Wednesday morning (April 23) that he is currently working on his second solo album with producer Steve Albini for a November release. Weiland was joined on the call by NO DOUBT drummer ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Title Track Posted Online

The title track of JUDAS PRIEST's double disc concept album, "Nostradamus", can be streamed below. "Nostradamus" is scheduled for release via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16 in Europe, and a day later in the U.S. on Epic Records. Long in the works, "Nostradamus" takes epic storytelling to a whole new level, as it recounts ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Nostradamus' Title Track To Be Released Monday

Think "double vinyl, gatefold sleeve concept album," and some of rocks all-time classic recordings come to mind. But in the realm of heavy metal, there has never been a double vinyl (now disc!) concept album that has managed to balance a thought-provoking storyline with metallic thunder. That was, until now. Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist Checks In From Mammoth Mountain

MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has posted the following message on the band's official forum: "It's been a while since I have posted here so I figured I would try to catch up. Right now I am up in Mammoth Mountain, CA snowboarding. I invited Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH mainman] and Justis [Dave's son] to come up ...

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Graveyard - GRAVEYARD

Sweden has always been a fertile ground for retro-minded rockers, with a crop of stoner bands in the 90's that arguably put the rest of the world to shame. Continuing that tradition is the laid-back, amiably psychedelic GRAVEYARD, fairly recently formed but already sounding like old souls steeped in warm, inviting grooves and loping, heavy-lidded ...

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BUNKUR Signs With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch extreme doom metal band BUNKUR has inked a deal with Displeased Records. The group's album, "Nullify", will be released in the summer. The will contain one 80-minute mammoth song aptly titled "Nullify". BUNKUR's current lineup includes legendary vocalist Martin van Drunen, who has played with such acts as ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH BY ...

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THE ETERNAL Issues Recording Update

Australian atmospheric/gothic/doom metal band THE ETERNAL has issued the following update: "Terry [Vainoras; guitar] and Mark [Kelson; guitar/vocals] spent the end of December and the first weeks of the new year tracking the mammoth amount of guitars that we have written for [the new THE ETERNAL album] 'Kartika'. So with a bunch of long days ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'Disturbing' New Video Posted Online

Long-running UK rockers THE WILDHEARTS have released a controversial new music video for the song "Destroy All Monsters". ***Please be warned that this video is disturbing and if you can’t stomach seeing things like body modification and blood, don't watch the clip.*** The video is available for viewing below. "Destroy All Monsters" comes off THE ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman To Release New Solo Single

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger will release a new solo single, "Casino Bay", on December 24. "It's a double A-side single featuring the tracks 'Casino Bay', 'Holiday' and 'How Legends Love'," says Ginger. "'Casino Bay' comes from the newest solo album, 'Market Harbour', due for release in February. 'Holiday' comes from the last solo album, 'Yoni', ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Dockyard 1 will re-release the classic VIRGIN STEELE albums "Noble Savage" (1985) and "Age Of Consent" (1988). Both albums will be remastered and will feature previously unreleased bonus tracks, and new full-color booklets with new photos and commentary/liner notes. Commented singer David DeFeis: "The purpose of these reissues, is not necessarily to have the fans ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Begins Recording New Album

Drummer Christopher Kinder of JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has issued the following update: "Last Monday we arrived at the world-famous Morrissound studios [in Tampa, Florida] to begin loading in drums and bass. The atmosphere here is relaxed and inspiring... and we needed as much of that as humanly ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Single Details Revealed

Long-running U.K. rockers THE WILDHEARTS will release a new single. "The New Flesh", on October 1. The CD version contains the title cut along with "Unbroken" and "Oh Bonita!" while the 7" version is on white vinyl and features "Unbroken" as the B-side. The promotional video for "The New Flesh" can be viewed below. THE ...

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PRONG Mainman Schedules New Jersey In-Store

PRONG founder and mainman Tommy Victor will pay a visit to Vintage Vinyl in Fords, N.J., on October 2, the day of the release of his band's brand new album, "Power of the Damager". Victor will be at the store from 7 p.m., signing copies of "Power of the Damager" and celebrating its release. Before ...

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PRONG: New Song Available For Download

A new PRONG song, entitled "The Banishment", is available for download at this location. The track comes off the group's upcoming album, "Power of the Damager", due on October 2. The hard-hitting record — the band's first studio release since 2003's "Scorpio Rising" — is easily PRONG's finest. "Power of the Damager" maintains ...

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PRONG: New Album Samples Available

One full song and three audio clips from the forthcoming PRONG album, "Power of the Damager". are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Due on October 2, the hard-hitting record — the band's first studio release since 2003's "Scorpio Rising" — is easily PRONG's finest. "Power of the Damager" maintains the ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'The New Flesh' Video Posted Online

Long-running U.K. rockers THE WILDHEARTS have issued the following update: "'The New Flesh' is due to be the next single from THE WILDHEARTS, scheduled for release October 1. The fantastic promo video is now available on YouTube and is one of the most viewed videos of the last few days! "There's lots of touring action ...

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VICTORY PILL Signs With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

Corporate Punishment has announced the signing of the U.K.'s VICTORY PILL, featuring ex-PITCHSHIFTER/THE PRODIGY guitarist Jim Davies and ex-THE PRODIGY drummer Kieron Pepper. VICTORY PILL is the brainchild of Jim Davies, long considered one of the U.K.'s most revered and respected guitarists, whose much documented first break came in the form of THE PRODIGY, where ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE Singer MARTIN VAN DRUNEN Joins BUNKUR

Dutch extreme doom metal band BUNKUR has tapped legendary vocalist Martin van Drunen (ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH BY DAWN, HAIL OF BULLETS) for its upcoming album, "Nullify", and future gigs. The band has also recruited Wannes Gubbels (PENTACLE, ASPHYX) as a session bassist. "Nullify" will be released in early 2008 and will contain one ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Announce New Single

British rockers THE WILDHEARTS have selected "New Flesh" as the next single from their latest, self-titled album. "New Flesh" will be available October 1 and "will be a conventional single, with b-sides and everything," according to the band. A 55-second sneak peek at the accompanying video has been posted on YouTube. Watch it below. THE ...

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CLUTCH: Illness Forces Concert Cancellations

CLUTCH has issued the following update: "Due to sickness in the band, [last night's] performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati has been postponed until July 27th. Ticketholders should contact the point of purchase regarding refunds. Tickets for [the May 15 concert] will be honored for the July 27th date. The May 16 show in Milwaukee is ...

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Hope - SWALLOW THE SUN

Talk of Finland's SWALLOW THE SUN being heirs to the throne of, depending on who you ask, MY DYING BRIDE or KATATONIA (well, the early material anyway) is not hyperbole. "Hope", the band's third release, is the sound of a band hitting its stride and exuding confidence in the majestic, European doom/death for which it ...

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Materia - BLUTCH

It is almost always a good day when promotional CDs from super cool label At a Loss Recordings arrive in my mailbox, even if BLUTCH's "Materia" will not end up as one of my favorite releases from the Maryland operation. BLUTCH has been around the doom/sludge/noise-terror underground (KHANATE, BORIS, etc.) for some time now, but ...

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